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Feature #1182

iconv should know about latinN aliases

Added by Rich Lowe almost 9 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
locale - data and messages
Start date:
2011-07-06
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage
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Description

It appears that GNU iconv has aliases for latinN mapping to ISO-8859-N, whereas we only have simple "8859", and "8859-N" aliases.

It would increase the compatibility with various 3rd party software if we also had the latinN aliases (and anything else that stood out as missing).

I'm not sure which side of the l10n mess this would be, so am filing against libiconv.


Related issues

Has duplicate illumos gate - Bug #1566: iconv doesn't understand what "latin1" isClosed2011-09-26

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#1

Updated by Andrew Stormont about 8 years ago

Implemented this requires updating /usr/lib/iconv/alias which comes from pkg:/system/library/iconv/utf-8 but that doesn't seem to be provided by illumos-gate.

#2

Updated by Garrett D'Amore about 8 years ago

Correct. That package comes from the g11n consolidation. In fact, I'd love to see this code reimplemented properly in illumos gate. We need geniconvtbl (which looks pretty straight forward) or pluggable modules. Then it would be easy to add the aliases.

Anyone who wants to work on this code should talk to me. I have a specific interest in seeing this work finished up.

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